Second-half Rutgers run turns one-possession game into blowout loss
Dec08

Second-half Rutgers run turns one-possession game into blowout loss

The Seton Hall women’s basketball team fell in, ultimately, resounding 70-45 fashion to Rutgers on Friday afternoon in Piscataway, N.J. The final score is deceiving in regards to how the game played out for much of the way, with the two teams separated by one possession for most of the first three quarters. It was not Seton Hall’s best game of the season, as JaQuan Jackson failed to score in the first half, shooting 0-for-3 from...

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Special face in the crowd for walk-on Shavar Reynolds
Dec06

Special face in the crowd for walk-on Shavar Reynolds

What was left of the opening-night crowd at the Prudential Center on Nov. 10 let out a half-enthusiastic roar when Jordan Walker hit a three-pointer to give Seton Hall an 86-63 lead with 3:10 remaining. The game had been decided and the outcome of the final few minutes seemed fairly insignificant. That was not the case for walk-on guard Shavar Reynolds, who got the call soon after that to check in for the first time in his Division I...

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From struggle to stardom: Jordan Theodore’s European journey
Nov29

From struggle to stardom: Jordan Theodore’s European journey

Jordan Theodore is five years removed from his days of playing college basketball for Seton Hall. The 6-foot point guard has made the jump that many talented college players attempt in playing overseas. Unlike the majority, Theodore stuck the landing, as he has become one of the most renowned and recognized basketball players in all of Europe. This rise to the top, however, was not achieved without its fair share of scrapes and...

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Pirates’ depth on display in opening night win over Fairleigh Dickinson
Nov10

Pirates’ depth on display in opening night win over Fairleigh Dickinson

Nearly every player that dressed for the Seton Hall men’s basketball team, including two walk-ons, saw the floor on Friday in a dominant 90-68 opening night win over Fairleigh Dickinson. The cold temperatures that hit the Newark, N.J. area did not stop fans from coming to Prudential Center to produce an atmosphere before tip-off that surpassed any November game in recent years. Despite the excitement, though, Fairleigh stole the show...

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Analyzing the winning formula for women’s basketball
Nov08

Analyzing the winning formula for women’s basketball

When Seton Hall women’s basketball head coach Tony Bozzella lost his 2015-16 starting rotation and proceeded to go about filling the void with six freshmen and a talented transfer, he never hid from the fact that last season was going to be a year of building from the ground up. Having now put together the bricks and mortar, Bozzella needs to find the design for his construction of players that will help swing the pendulum back to...

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Carrington at defining point in career
Nov08

Carrington at defining point in career

Athletes as seniors normally have their roles figured out. For many, it’s a fourth season in the same environment and with each passing year he or she becomes more familiar with the surroundings, and more accustom to his or her role. Although, Seton Hall men’s basketball has one notable exception to that rule in the form of Khadeen Carrington. Carrington is not adjusting to a new environment, as the guard from Bishop Loughlin High...

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Echeverry steps down as men’s soccer head coach
Nov06

Echeverry steps down as men’s soccer head coach

Gerson Echeverry has spent a significant part of his life at Seton Hall, devoting 15 years as a player, assistant coach and for the most recent six years, as head coach. But the latter of those stints came to end on Monday morning, with the announcement that Echeverry has stepped down from the position he held since Dec. 19, 2011, to pursue other opportunities. “I want to thank Pat Lyons and Seton Hall University for giving me the...

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Transfers embrace challenge to return Men’s soccer to prominence
Nov01

Transfers embrace challenge to return Men’s soccer to prominence

Tied at one, on the road and vying to keep their Big East Tournament hopes alive, Seton Hall got a big moment from a player that was a year ago playing across the country at Las Positas, a junior college in Livermore, Calif. That player was Marco Neves and that moment was Neves’ fourth goal of the season. Meanwhile, marauding in the defensive midfield throughout the season has been Gabriel Viola, the Brazilian by way of Iowa Western...

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U.S. Soccer’s problem is focused at the youth level
Oct25

U.S. Soccer’s problem is focused at the youth level

“It can never happen” turned into “it was never supposed to happen” on Oct. 10, when the United States men’s national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup. Since then, many think articles have been written about how and why the United States failed to qualify; a feat that, at this stage in the development of United States soccer, and in this region of qualifying, should always be reached. Although, that question fails to...

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Women’s soccer using ‘31 as one’ to stick together amidst adversity
Oct18

Women’s soccer using ‘31 as one’ to stick together amidst adversity

When a team is without a win after 14 regular-season games, what holds the locker room together? For the Seton Hall women’s soccer team, that answer has been a simple phrase: 31 as one. The message, which signifies all 31 players on the roster being unified as one collective whole, came to Pirates coach Rick Stainton during one of the team’s many preseason meetings in August. The coach figured the phrase had left some mark on his...

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Seton Hall Sports Poll provides context to anthem divide
Oct04

Seton Hall Sports Poll provides context to anthem divide

Ever since it was launched in February 2006, the Seton Hall Sports Poll has never been afraid to address sensitive issues where sports cross over the threshold of the literal and metaphorical white lines. This has led to the sports poll being cited by sports and cable news networks like ESPN and Fox News and recently, being used as evidence to push forward a point about anthem protests by President Donald Trump’s spokesperson Steve...

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Men’s basketball freshmen learn ‘fundamentals’ on and off the court
Sep27

Men’s basketball freshmen learn ‘fundamentals’ on and off the court

Experience is abundant throughout the Seton Hall men’s basketball team, but there are still three freshmen: Myles Cale, Sandro Mamukelashvili and Jordan Walker, who have yet to dip their toes into college basketball waters. Still, despite their lack of collegiate experience, maturity is not something lacking from the three young newcomers. The trio gained perspective from a two-day event that took place in New York, N.Y. called Big...

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